Saturday, March 02, 2019

Peeking Bunny (New Die)

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog.

We have a new release of 36 Spring dies in the online store. There are a variety of designs so perfect for Easter or Spring cardmaking. Take a look in the store you definitely won't be disappointed. And, they are currently on a 25% off sale.

For my card today I am using the new Peeking Egg Bunny and the Bunny Kisses and Easter Wishes dies. He is just the cutest little thing peeking up from the Easter egg.  Just begging to be placed on a card design (lol)!!! So let's get started with some details of how I created my card.

Step 1: I started my card this week with a sketch. I am using the Splitcoaststampers weekly sketch #738. It has lots of layers and the design was a unique one that I thought I would tackle. 

I first decided to figure out what I was going to do for panels 2, 3 and 4. After studying the sketch, I figured I could use a square die and cut it in half for element 2 and 3. Then layer 4 would be the complete square. Tried out my idea first on white paper and when it worked I cut the actual panels in the card stock I was using. Here is a photo that shows what I did.
Used the largest of the Stitched Square dies.
Then I cut it in half. Now I have the perfect shape for this sketch.

I selected my designer paper then colors that coordinate with the pumpkin shade. I chose a medium purple and a lighter green. I liked the whimsical appeal of the designer paper. I thought it would work well with this sweet little peeking bunny.

Card base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Designer Paper: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"

Next up was cutting my bunny. I used a naturals white cardstock. I like the little speckles in it. Works well for bunnies.  Cut the egg in a medium blue and the flowers in pink and purple.
Step 2: All the card elements are cut and I am ready to start assembling. First I attached panels 2 & 3 to the designer paper.
Attached the image panel with double sided tape. Then I cut the panels to form the straight edge per the sketch.
After the white image panel was attached, I decided I should sponge some background clouds. I laid the stencil on the panel and sponged with tumbled glass distress ink.

I attached the sweet little bunny with dimensional adhesive. I thought it would look better for him to be lifted slightly of the panel.
Now for element 5 of this sketch. I didn't want to use a piece of cardstock or ribbon then a spark went off. I thought I could cut the Bunny phrase and stamp the word "hugs" for a different approach to element 5. I should have planned this out better but sometimes my cards are designs in progress. It was a bit difficult to stamp after the bunny was attached. But with the help of my stamp-a-ma-jig, I pulled it off.
Then I attached the Bunny phrase. It was cut in purple cardstock and the same shade of purple ink for my sentiment.
To complete my card, I attached this panel to the card base. And then as another afterthought, I added a couple of patches of grass under the egg. I also sponged the bottom of the image panel with ink that matched the grass.
Well, that's it for me for this week. See you next Saturday.

dies I used to create card:


Janja said...

How very cute this is.

Pam MacKay said...

Very unique card design! Love that little bunny!

Sukie said...

Adorable card and design! The speckled bunny is the cutest! Such a great card!

Jeanne said...

This layout is great and your cloud background is beautiful!